Best Things To Do in Battambang, Cambodia

Have you ever visited a new place and felt ‘wow’ about it? For many visitors, it happens at Battambang.

Battambang may not be as popular as other cities in Cambodia, but don’t let that fool you. Battambang is a smaller but beautiful upcoming tourist destination that is worth a visit. You will be surprised by some of the unique things to do and places you can explore at this hidden destination.

You might wish to revisit it someday again, to take a break and relax at Battambang.

If you have plans to visit Cambodia and are not sure if Battambang should be included in your itinerary, keep reading. In this list, we have put together some of the things to do in Battambang and around. We have a hunch that if you include this city in your travel plans, you will be thrilled you did so.

Tourist Attractions in Battambang

Here is the list of things to do in Battambang and tourist attractions in city.

  1. Human Gallery - Joseba Etxebarria Photography Image

    Art Gallery, Exhibition

    Address: Street 1.5 – Battambang, Cambodia

    Joseba Etxebarria is a photographer famous for the human portraits that he clicked while he explored the entire world on a bicycle for 4 years. His gallery is housed in Battambang in a house that is more than a 100 years old. The gallery has a series of photographs sectioned by the continent they were clicked in. He chooses to photograph common ...Read more
  2. Battambang Bat Caves Image


    Address: Phnom Sampeou | off National Highway 57, Battambang 02000, Cambodia

    Every evening, people gather at Phnom Sampeau to see a colony of Asian wrinkle-lipped bats takes flight from the mountain caves to hunt. The sunset sky plays the background to the bats flying away from their home and they only come back early in the morning. There are three main caves in the mountain that have become home to the bats and even th...Read more
  3. Romcheik 5 Art Space

    Art Museum, Exhibition

    Address: 201 Rue | Romcheik 5, Battambang 02000,Cambodia

    The four founders of the ROMCHEIK 5 Art Space were child labourers who were rescued by an NGO. They were encouraged by the NGO to express their ideas and vision and after starting a small workshop for contemporary art, they converted this place into an art space and gallery where you can stop by to see unusual paintings, graffiti and installatio...Read more
  4. Wat Banan Temple

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    Wat Banan Temple

    Religious Site, Temple

    Address: Banan Hill, 118 Street 3, Battambang 02360, Cambodia, Battambang 02000, Cambodia

    Located on a hill around 20 kilometers away from Battambang, the Wat Banan Temple is believed to date back to the Angkor Era. The temple consists of 5 towers- 4 seen as soon as you reach the hill and 1 located a little further. The original temple dates back to 1050 AD during the reign of King Udayadityavarman. The temple was rebuilt in 1219 dur...Read more
  5. Phnom Sampeau


    Address: 57 Off NH, Battambang 02000, Cambodia

    The Phnom Sampeau is a mountain in Battambang known for its Killing Caves that have skulls and bones of hundreds of people who were killed during the reign of the Khmer Rouge. The climb to the mountain greets you with a number of beautiful lookout points, a number of bats that leave the caves during twilight and a few temples and statues that ar...Read more
  6. Mrs. Bun Roeung's Ancient House

    Address: 800 Street, Vat Kor Village, West River Bank,Battambang 02000,Cambodia

    The Mrs. Bun Roeung's Ancient House is one of the 20 heritage Khmer houses in Vat Kor village that is around 100 years old and is made entirely from hardwood. The old-style house has a wide veranda, vintage furniture and lightings and personal items belonging to the owners. The house is currently occupied but you can get a tour of the place and ...Read more
  7. Wat Ek Phnom

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    Wat Ek Phnom

    Religious Site, Temple

    Address: Ek Phnom Pagoda, Battambang, Cambodia

    Dating back to the 11th century during the Bayon period, the Wat Ek Phnom is nestled amidst old Bodhi trees and is popular for a white-stone statue of Buddha. The beautiful modern pagoda built here is a sight to behold but the old temple is the heart of the place. The temple was built with sandstone and laterite and stands on a platform that is ...Read more
  8. Ta Dumbong Statue Image


    Address: 314 Cnr National Route 5 & Street, Battambang 02000, Cambodia

    The Ta Dumbong Statue is the statue of a Khmer holding a cup with a stick placed on it. The story goes that the before he was King, Ta Dumbong found a magic stick that he used to defeat the King and drive him and his sons away. The king and his sons retreated into the forest and became monks. Ta Dumbong soon had a dream that he would be defeated...Read more
  9. Wat Samrong Knong

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    Wat Samrong Knong Image

    Religious Site, Temple

    Address: 153, Krong Battambang, Cambodia

    The Wat Samrong Knong dates back to the early 18th century and was built by Mr. Thudong Chey as a hermitage. The temple is named after the Samrong Tree that grew on the temple grounds. In the late 19th century, the original structure was refurbished with a brick temple. During the Pol Pot regime, the pagoda was used as a prison and as a place fo...Read more